New Delhi Restaurant  

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New World Spices
My India With Ranjan Dey

Restaurant Story

A Rich and Famous Historical Milestone

New Delhi Restaurant was established in 1988 and opened by San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos, on Nov 20th, 1988. Since then many famous politicians have crossed its threshold from Lt. Governor Pete Wilson, Ex Gov. Jerry Brown, others like the late Milton Marks, Wille Brown and many more. In 1990 it became established as the Indian Cultural and Culinary headquarters when President Bill Clinton met all the Indians of the Bay Area to listen to their issues.
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New Delhi Restaurant and Chef Owner Ranjan Dey has received numerous awards and gold medals for excellence in Indian cuisine and spice blends. Our restaurant is also a favorite spot of many Indian celebrities. On any given day you may be dining next to spiritual guru like Dr. Deepak Chopra, to a Silicon Valley mogul, famous Indian film stars or Miss Universe.

The famous Chef & Owner Ranjan Dey has also received many dignitaries from the food & beverage industry. Including among them Julia Child, Paul Prodhome, Graham Kerr, Jerri Divecchio of Sunset Magazine, Martin Yan, Jeff Smith of The Frugal Gourmet and many more.


Description of the Restaurant

As Described By San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau's San Francisco Book

New Delhi Restaurant , 160 Ellis Street (Union Square ) Indian , $$. New Delhi Restaurant named "The Finest Indian Restaurant" by The New York Times for Vegetarian and Indian cuisine, continues to garner acclaim. Decorated like a Maharajah's ornate banquet room, the restaurant serves food made from some of the freshest ingredients. Within walking distance of major hotels. Extraordinary Indian cuisine elegantly served.


A San Francisco Institution

Our Famous Front Bar

First NDRSince its inception in 1988 the New Delhi Bar has been the favorite hot spot for many working in the downtown restaurant and hotel trade. It remains open up to 2 am. We are famous for our two happy hours; the first at 5 pm and the second at 11 pm. This is because not everybody works 9-5 pm and the restaurant staff usually end the evening shifts about 11pm at night. This is definitely the place for fresh scoop in the restaurant and hotel industry in downtown San Francisco.


A Description by Union Square / Downtown San Francisco

New Delhi Restaurant & Bar: "When you're looking for a relaxing meal filled with exciting, stimulating aromas and flavors try the New Delhi and don't forget the bartender makes Bombay Gin Martini" -SF Bay Guardian.

 

Featured on the Galloping Gourmet television show and named one of the finest Indian Restaurant in the US by the New York Times, New Delhi continues to garner acclaim. Decorated like Maharajah's ornate banquet room, the restaurant serves food made from recipes culled from the royal Indian menus dating back 300 to 400 years using the freshest ingredients available. Within walking distance of major hotels. Extraordinary Indian cuisine elegantly served.


Birth Place of New World Spices

One of the highest complements paid by our dinning customers is a request for the recipe for one of our dishes. One of the difficulties in recreating our dishes at home is the masala, or mixture of spices. Occasionally we've given our customers an envelope of seasonings for a particular dish. We've gotten reports of successful dinner parties and one amusing letter from a guest we've known for years from Hong Kong. It seems that he opened his suitcase to find every thing covered in a rather pungent fine orange dust. Now everytime he travels, he thinks of us. This led to the debut of New Delhi Restaurant's line of Gourmet Indian Spices on October 15,1990. These hand-blended Indian Spice Blends were inspired by the favorite dishes of many royal families in ancient India and created in the kitchen of the New Delhi Restaurant by Chef and Owner Ranjan Dey. You can sprinkle them on meats, poultry and seafood. Add them to salads, vegetables, dips, sauces or cook a traditional Indian meal fit for a royalty. A gift pack of this uniquely San Francisco Tasty Memory is available at the restaurant to take home.